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Other useful resources

How charities work

Visit How Charities Work to find out more about the voluntary sector, including what charities do, how they raise and spend money and how they are regulated.

Useful publications

How to set up a charity
How to register a charity 
Charity types: how to choose a structure and 
How to write your charity’s governing document

Legal advice and assistance

  • LawWorks is a charity which aims to provide free legal help to individuals and community groups who cannot afford to pay for it and who are unable to access legal aid.
  •  NCVO have partnered with Bates Wells solicitors to bring GetLegal - a website providing legal documents and other support for charities and social enterprises. The help for new organisations section outlines the legal journey and has a handy decision tool to help you decide the best legal form.
  • Find a solicitor locally or in a specific area of expertise (e.g. charity law) using the Law Society's find-a-solicitor function

Funding information

  • Funding Central is a free website for voluntary sector organisations with an income under £100k, providing access to thousands of funding and finance opportunities, plus a wealth of tools and resources supporting organisations to develop sustainable income strategies appropriate to their needs.


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